Emerging Chains http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44085/more en Investment firm takes majority stake in Original ChopShop http://nrn.com/fast-casual/investment-firm-takes-majority-stake-original-chopshop <div class="field-deck"> Fast-casual chain aims to quadruple in size over next three years </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-casual chain aims to quadruple in size over next three years</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/fast-casual/investment-firm-takes-majority-stake-original-chopshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/fast-casual/investment-firm-takes-majority-stake-original-chopshop#comments Corporate News Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:26:00 +0000 172591 at http://nrn.com Thinkstock Meet the 2016 Hot Concepts award winners http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/meet-2016-hot-concepts-award-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body">These forward-thinking restaurant brands are at the leading edge of foodservice and positioned for significant growth.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/meet-2016-hot-concepts-award-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/meet-2016-hot-concepts-award-winners#comments Photo Gallery Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:18:00 +0000 170261 at http://nrn.com Urban Plates plots slow growth out of California http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/urban-plates-plots-slow-growth-out-california <div class="field-deck"> Polished fast-casual concept aims for fine-dining quality, cafeteria style </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Polished fast-casual concept aims for fine-dining quality, cafeteria style</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/urban-plates-plots-slow-growth-out-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/urban-plates-plots-slow-growth-out-california#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:43:00 +0000 170011 at http://nrn.com <p>Urban Plates&#39; guests walk a cafeteria-style line where they can choose from hand-tossed salads, sandwiches, braises, soups or stews, kid-sized &ldquo;pizzettes&rdquo; and house-made pastries and cakes, and bring their own trays to tables.</p> Photos: Urban Plates Insomnia Cookies delivers for the late-night sweet tooth http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/insomnia-cookies-delivers-late-night-sweet-tooth <div class="field-deck"> The concept, created in a dorm and catering to college students, is growing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The concept, created in a dorm and catering to college students, is growing</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/insomnia-cookies-delivers-late-night-sweet-tooth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/insomnia-cookies-delivers-late-night-sweet-tooth#comments Emerging Chains Dessert Trends Operations Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:09:00 +0000 169771 at http://nrn.com <p>Insomnia Cookies got its start as a service catering to college students. It now has 92 locations.&nbsp;</p> Insomnia Cookies Burger & Lobster finds success with narrow focus http://nrn.com/casual-dining/burger-lobster-finds-success-narrow-focus <div class="node-body article-body">The London-based upscale-casual chain aims to do only a few things, but well</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/burger-lobster-finds-success-narrow-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/burger-lobster-finds-success-narrow-focus#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Food Trends Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:29:00 +0000 169651 at http://nrn.com <p>Burger &amp; Lobster has a minimal menu that includes a burger served with a salad and fries.</p> Burger & Lobster Just Salad unveils new eco-friendly design http://nrn.com/sustainability/just-salad-unveils-new-eco-friendly-design <div class="field-deck"> New York-based concept utilizes smart-heating, energy-efficient lighting and more at latest location </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New York-based concept utilizes smart-heating, energy-efficient lighting and more at latest location</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/sustainability/just-salad-unveils-new-eco-friendly-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/sustainability/just-salad-unveils-new-eco-friendly-design#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Sustainability Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:50:00 +0000 169401 at http://nrn.com <p>Just Salad has placed fresh produce behind the serving line as both a freshness cue and storage space.</p> Just Salad 800 Degrees receives new investment http://nrn.com/finance/800-degrees-receives-new-investment <div class="field-deck"> Fast-casual pizza chain names Steve Overholt CEO as it plots expansion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-casual pizza chain names Steve Overholt CEO as it plots expansion</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/finance/800-degrees-receives-new-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/finance/800-degrees-receives-new-investment#comments Finance Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:21:00 +0000 168891 at http://nrn.com <p>800 Degrees looks to grab a bigger piece of the growing fast-casual pizza pie.</p> 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria The Counter refocuses on burger customization http://nrn.com/operations/counter-refocuses-burger-customization <div class="field-deck"> Chain rolls out new logo, uniforms, website and menu </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chain rolls out new logo, uniforms, website and menu</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/operations/counter-refocuses-burger-customization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/operations/counter-refocuses-burger-customization#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Food Trends Operations Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:12:00 +0000 168101 at http://nrn.com <p>A new logo is part of The Counter&#39;s new look.</p> Pizza concept Midici hits accelerator on growth http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/pizza-concept-midici-hits-accelerator-growth <div class="field-deck"> Upscale fast-casual concept plans extensive franchising with only one unit open to date </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Upscale fast-casual concept plans extensive franchising with only one unit open to date</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/pizza-concept-midici-hits-accelerator-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/pizza-concept-midici-hits-accelerator-growth#comments Franchising Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Registration Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:17:00 +0000 168041 at http://nrn.com <p>Midici currently has one unit, but has signed franchisees to open more than 350 restaurants around the country over the next five years.</p> Midici An inside look at The Crack Shack chicken concept http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/inside-look-fine-casual-chicken-concept-crack-shack <div class="node-body gallery-body">Six months after its debut in San Diego, in November, The Crack Shack is hatching plans for growth</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/inside-look-fine-casual-chicken-concept-crack-shack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/inside-look-fine-casual-chicken-concept-crack-shack#comments Photo Gallery Emerging Chains What's Hot Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:32:00 +0000 168021 at http://nrn.com